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so i just got a kdx250 witch is getting a fork rebuild until i came across this.the central object what is it and is it meant to be floating or fixed,one side is fixed or stuck(dont know which haha)and the other is floating.thanks in advance

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you mean that aluminium thing?

looks like a bottoming cone - then should be fixed on the rod

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Hi. I have rebuilt KDX250 forks before. That is fixed to the rod. Here is a picture of my 1994 KDX200 forks. The 1991 - 1994 KDX250 forks are similar. The KDX250 forks are at the bottom.

EDIT: Kawamaha, yes, it is the bottoming cone.

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ok so how would i go about fixing it or does it really matter if it floats

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ok so how would i go about fixing it or does it really matter if it floats

depends on if there's a gap between the cone and the plastic spring guide - like in your picture.

if there's a gap then you will simply lose the bottoming resistance on one fork leg.

if you do not bottom out, you will not notice anything.

if you bottom out & there's no gap you could destroy the spring guide

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depends on if there's a gap between the cone and the plastic spring guide - like in your picture.

if there's a gap then you will simply lose the bottoming resistance on one fork leg.

if you do not bottom out, you will not notice anything.

if you bottom out & there's no gap you could destroy the spring guide

that just seems a bit weird to me because the other leg is stuck under the spring guide and the other just floats up and down the rod as it likes.so wouldn't the stock set up risk destroying the spring guide

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...so wouldn't the stock set up risk destroying the spring guide

no because it's fixed on the rod.

an unfixed would be forced against the guide

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ok so the slamming would be the problem.so how would i go about getting fixed again

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